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  • January 2, 1998

    Schools, Sculptors and Spring Fools

    March 4. Hundreds of thousands of French citizens are marching today to defend “educational freedom”–that is, uncontrolled state subsidies for private Catholic schools.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Lessons of Defeat

    The hour has not yet struck for an offensive by the left in Western Europe.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    New Days That Shake the World

    With Boris Yeltsin triumphantly defying the establishment in Moscow, Lech Walesa guiding the Polish opposition into Parliament and Imre Pozsgay, a member of the Hungarian Politburo, arguing in B

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Perils of Perestroika

    Is Mikhail Gorbachev, for all his vast presidential powers and commanding leadership of the Communist Party, merely to be a transitional ruler of the Soviet Union? If so, a transition to what?

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Papal Polonaise

    The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

    Daniel Singer

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  • January 2, 1998

    Capitalism From Above

    Boris Yeltsin celebrated the first anniversary of his reign in the mood of a satisfied yet rather puzzled survivor (“we jumped into the river not knowing how to swim…but we didn’t drown”).

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The Last Superpower

    The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Paris at the end of November, might best be described by reversing Tolstoy’s title. This was Peace and War.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    The French C.P.–On the Way Out?

    The French Communist Party has no future in the government. Does it have a future outside it?

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    From Public TV to ‘Dallasty’

    The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 2, 1998

    Partnership for Poland?

    There was no miracle at the polls for the regime of Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski.

    Daniel Singer

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